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The LOMO-135BC was produced from 1975 to 1982 at the LOMO factory. The LOMO-135M camera is very similar to the LOMO-135BC and was also produced at LOMO from 1981 to 1984. The differences between these cameras are very slight, so it makes sense to combine the reviews of these cameras into one.

LOMO-135BC LOMO-135m

This is one of the simplest cameras that were produced in large numbers at the aforementioned factory. The camera did not have a rangefinder or a mirror mechanism, which means focusing was carried out using the distance scale.

The camera has a rather strange and unusual mechanism for cocking the shutter and rewinding the film. First, you need to turn the knob at the top and start the mechanism spring. After that, you can shoot 8 frames with a maximum shooting frequency of 3 frames per second.

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The camera was equipped with a non-replaceable Industar-73 2.8/40 lens. As mentioned above, focusing was done using a distance scale or a scale of characters. As mentioned above, focusing was carried out using the distance scale or symbol scale, as on the Smena 8m or Smena Symbol cameras.

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Unlike previous cameras from LOMO, the lens was made not according to the Triplet scheme, but according to the Tessar scheme. The lens is very sharp and contrasty, especially for such an inexpensive camera. The lens has 10 aperture blades and this helps to create very beautiful bokeh on photos.

The camera was equipped with a central shutter with shutter speeds of 1/15, 1/30, 1/60, 1/125, 1/250 and B. Most of the controls are located around the lens, as on the first Smena or Lubitel cameras.


The LOMO-135BC is made of metal and covered with leatherette. On the upper part is located not only the film advance knob but also the shutter button and the small frame counter window. The film rewind lever and the cold shoe are located on the bottom of the camera, which is very unusual.

The LOMO-135BC is a very unusual camera with an unusual mechanism not only for taking photos but also for loading the film. This camera will be quite an unusual and strange device for the collection.

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